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03/30/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Here's That Rainy Day
The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the moldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Rainy Day
(27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme might be inspired by the weather, or my memory of Frank Sinatra singing it, or simply by my dreary mood.

BONUS #1 - - Here's That Rainy Day - Frank Sinatra

BONUS #2 - - Here's That Rainy Day - Frank Sinatra, 1985


"Here's That Rainy Day" is a popular song with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke, published in 1953. It was introduced by Dolores Gray in the Broadway musical Carnival in Flanders. [1]

The song has been recorded by many jazz and pop singers, including Tony Bennett, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Stan Kenton Orchestra, June Christy, Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como, Vic Damone, Billy Eckstine, Ella Fitzgerald, Lou Rawls, Astrud Gilberto (with Stan Getz), Lena Horne, Phyllis Hyman, Jack Jones, Steve Lawrence, Peggy Lee, Kenny Rankin, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan and Andy Williams. It is also a favorite of jazz instrumentalists, with renditions by Joe Pass, Gene Ammons, Chet Baker, Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Bill Evans, Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard, Wes Montgomery, Art Pepper, Oscar Peterson, Toots Thielemans, Alvin "Red" Tyler, L.A. Jazz Quintet and McCoy Tyner, among many others.

Frank Sinatra seems to have especially liked "Here's That Rainy Day." He recorded it on March 25, 1959 for the Capitol album "No One Cares," arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins. [2] He also performed it on two of his television shows—first on a Timex sponsored show entitled "The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra," broadcast on December 13, 1959. In this performance, he sings it in front of a jazz sextet on a night club set. [1]

The second time he performed it on TV was November 18, 1973. Since 1965 he had been doing one television special a year—this one followed a two year break for his retirement.[2] The show, "Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back," features "Here's That Rainy Day" in a dramatic, moody set–piece medley with "Last Night When We Were Young" and "Violets for Your Furs." Here the set is an empty, almost abstract bar with a slowly turning fan overhead. Sinatra makes the three songs into a dramatic statement.(See the show on [3])

Sinatra also performed the song during three concerts in 1974, at Caesar's Palace, in Philadelphia and Sarasota, New York. [4]

Former late-night talk show host Johnny Carson said that "Here's That Rainy Day" was his favorite ballad. Carson and Bette Midler famously sang the song on the next-to-last show of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson on May 21, 1992. After Carson's death in 2005, Doc Severinsen, Tommy Newsom, and Ed Shaughnessy performed the song along with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on Late Show with David Letterman[5].


    Happy Birthday today to Alex Nicol (February '49) of VA AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND       Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND    Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of VA AND    Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 - Harold Smith ('57);

04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND   Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT;

06  Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 



        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently deployed to "the lands dark and dusty") - 03/29/11 - "Re: 03/27/11 - Goody Goody":


Thanks for sharing the news spot about posting pics from your smart phone on social sites.  I put the link, of course, on Facebook, so a lot of folks could see it and make the easy adjustment.  Good save!  love bh

   Thank you, Brent! That's important information and needs to be spread far and wide! Stay safe - love you!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/29/11 - "RE:   Nelson Ellis ('56 - of VA)":

Hi, Carol:

The news regarding Nelson Ellis ('56) of VA broke my heart today. The article in the Daily Press paid such a fine tribute to a truly honest and humble man. Few basketball players could defend as well as Nelson Ellis when he played for the TYPHOON under
 Coach Bill Chambers. He defended fairly, and his jump shot was deadly...all net. It was a thrill to watch him play the game.

His genuine cheerfulness was always present, and it was a joy to be in his company. Thank you for sharing the article with the TYPHOON NATION by way of your Newsletter.

On a slightly different subject, one other gentleman associated with Basketball has left a coaching career with a great deal of grace. My youngest son, Michael Madagan, resigned as Head Coach, Men's Basketball at Saint Leo University. The University placed his resignation on the website. Please allow me to share it with you and your subscribers, as he is a fine coach and leader and I am very proud of him and his contribution to the game.

The link on the Internet is: 

Since then, Michael has accepted the position of Assistant Athletic Director at Saint Leo University.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you so much, Joe! I posted the first portion of your note:  


   Thank you for sharing your son's news with us. Major life changes are always unsettling. Best wishes to Michael in his new position!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/29/11 - "Malaprop?":

Sometimes a wonderful malaprop just falls right out of the sky without warning.

This was one which I read right past … then hesitated as I searched my head for the word that was intended. Once I found it, I realized how unintentionally clever the original wording really was.

Strictly and linguistically speaking, it is an “eggcorn”, because the resulting phrase still makes sense. (I would contend that the original phrase is even more descriptive than it would be with the intended word, which begs the question: Was the word unintended in the first place?)

It is a malaprop only when the resulting phrase makes no sense.


   "We recently moved into the neighborhood (onto the 500 block of Rhode Island) and had been oscillating about having the installed John’s Brothers system activated. Does anyone have familiarity with their product and service? Given the circumstances, if the service is reliable and a good value I think we’ll go ahead and do it. Any input will be appreciated."

   This is downright delicious, David! I agree; what could be more descriptive than that?!? Thanks so much, Captain - I love it!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/29/11 - "Top Ten Reasons Men Prefer Rifles Over Women":

Some of these are very good reasons why a woman would also prefer a good rifle!!!!!!

The Top Ten Reasons Men Prefer Rifles Over Women   

#10. You can trade an old 44 for a new 22.

#9. You can keep one Rifle at home and have another for when you're on the road. 

#8. If you admire a friend's Rifle and tell him so, he will probably let you try it out a few times. 

#7. Your primary Rifle doesn't mind if you keep another Rifle for a backup.

#6. Your Rifle will stay with you even if you run out of ammo. 

#5. A Rifle doesn't take up a lot of closet space. 

#4. Rifles function normally every day of the month.

#3. A Rifle doesn't ask, "Do these new grips make me look fat?" 

#2. A Rifle doesn't mind if you go to sleep after you use it. 

And the number one reason a Rifle is favored over a woman:


     Thanks, Joyce!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/29/11 - "CHILDREN ARE QUICK":


TEACHER:  Maria, go to the map and find North America.
Here it is.
TEACHER:  Correct.  Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS:  Maria.

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the  floor?

JOHN: You told me to do it without using  tables.

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'

TEACHER:  No, that's wrong
GLENN:   Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.    
(I Love this child)

TEACHER:    Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?

DONALD:      H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER:    What are you talking about?
DONALD:     Yesterday you said it's H to O.    

TEACHER:  Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.


TEACHER:   Glen, why do you always get so dirty?

GLEN:  Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.    

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with '  I '
MILLIE:  I  is...
TEACHER:  No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
MILLIE:  All right...  'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'

TEACHER:  George Washington
not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also  admitted  it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish  him?
LOUIS:  Because George still had the axe in his hand....     

TEACHER:  Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?

SIMON:  No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.    

TEACHER: Clyde, your  composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's.. Did you copy his?

CLYDE :  No, sir.  It's the same dog.   

(I want to adopt this kid!!!)


TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher



     Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/29/11 - "My Car":

If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model.

I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull.......but that's not the worst of it.

My headlites are out of focus, and it's especially hard to see things up close......

My traction is not as graceful as it once was.

I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.

My white walls are stained with varicose veins and it takes me hours to reach my maximum speed.

My fuel rate burns inefficiently...

But here's the worst of it......

Almost every time I laugh, sneeze or cough, either my "radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires".

   SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/29/11 - "I have a gun...get out of the car!":

       Thanks, Norris Sweetie!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/11 - "Some Maxines" (#18 in a Series of 19):

Finally, Some NEW Maxine's!
  AND REMEMBER: Good friends are like stars.

You don't always see them but you always know they are there.
   GIGGLES!  Thanks, Joyce!



Diet Workshop

Everyone had weighed in, and the diet workshop leader began her lecture on the week's topic: the problems of dining out. She talked about alternatives, such as requesting diet sodas and dressings, and having meat broiled instead of fried.

Finally the leader turned the question over to the group for discussion: "What is the greatest problem you encounter when going out to eat?"

Replied one woman quickly, "Running into you!"


1. Thursday, April 7, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

3. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

4. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

5. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at - CLASS OF 1966

6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, contact Gary Fitzgerald at - CLASS OF 1961

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 03/29/11

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                           Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Here's That Rainy Day

Words by Johnny Burke
(03 Oct 1908 - 25 Feb 1964)

Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (26 Jan 1913 - 07 Feb 1990)

From the Broadway show "Carnival in Flanders" (a 6-performance flop), 1953

I should have saved
Those leftover dreams
But here's that rainy day
Here's that rainy day
They told me about
And I laughed at the thought
That it might turn out this way
Where is that worn out wish
That I threw aside
After it brought my love so near
Funny how love becomes
A cold rainy day
That rainy day is here
It's funny
How love becomes
A cold rainy day
That rainy day is here

"Here's That Rainy Day" midi courtesy of - 03/30/07

"Here's That Rainy Day" lyrics courtesy
of's-That-Rainy-Day-lyrics-Frank-Sinatra/7E7BE42F5BB744404825691F000878FA - 03/30/07

John Stephen Ku's Sketch, "For a Rainy Day" CD cover, Nov '02, courtesy of - 03/30/07

 Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/07

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art also courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks again, Sarah Sugah!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

 Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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